UFC asked Jorge Masvidal to “drop to 155lb” to face Conor McGregor

Jorge Masvidal 's manager has hinted Conor McGregor purposely avoided a welterweight fight with him.

McGregor has fought three times at 170-pounds in the UFC.

He lost out to Nate Diaz in his first fight at the weight class in 2016, but avenged the loss just five months later.

McGregor would drop down to lightweight for his next fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, losing to his rival by fourth-round submission.

The former two-weight champion moved back up to welterweight for his 40-second KO win against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone last January.

But Malki Kawa – who manages Masvidal – claims McGregor wanted to fight 'Gamebred' at lightweight despite going on to compete at 170-pounds.

'Remember when the UFC called us and asked us to drop to 155 then Conor went on to fight cowboy at 170? too small for you but just right for cowboy?" Kawa wrote.

Masvidal has alternated between lightweight and welterweight during his lengthy MMA career but has consistently competed at 170-pounds since 2015.

UFC president Dana White has previously said Masvidal vs McGregor "could be" the biggest fight in the UFC.

But White has also played down any chance of the fight happening as he thinks Masvidal is "too big" for McGregor.

The 'BMF' champion was the target of a call-out from McGregor on Friday as he scolded the welterweight for pulling out of his fight with Leon Edwards next month.

"It’s also Jorge Masvidal birthday but he a bitch for bottling the fight against Leon," he wrote.

"F*** your 'injury' You sign to fight, you fight. Strip that belt from him that he never even won.

"Hoe in a housecoat. The f*** was that about as well? Last seasons Versace house coat hahaha wtf!"

Masvidal is currently on a two-fight losing streak having been knocked out by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in April and being outpointed by him last July.

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And he fired back at the UFC champion for "barking up the wrong tee".

"I guess you’re off your meds again barking up the wrong tree," he wrote.

"And don’t be upset your client was about to be blessed with the biggest pay day of his life, and now you don’t get a dime from his whack a**. Too much man for you little guy, go back to fighting old dudes in bars."

McGregor has been sidelined since breaking his tibia in his UFC 264 trilogy against Dustin Poirier in July.

He is likely to return to the octagon next year, teasing fights against the likes of Max Holloway and Tony Ferguson.

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